Saturday, October 6, 2012

We Marched

It was cold, drizzly, and dreary.  All morning we prayed for the sun to make an appearance.  But, it didn't.  We dug out all the hats, scarves, and gloves we could find, loaded up the stroller, and the kids, and headed over to the pavilion at the lake for the March of Dimes March for Babies Stillwater.  We ate some hot dogs and cookies, drank some water, and then had our opening ceremony.  I even had a little speaking part in it!  Then, we walked.  The whole way.  All 6 of us, plus a few other Team Finn's Fans members.  It was cold.  But WE DID IT!  Even Jake (age 5) made it all the way around the 3.2 mile trail.  He did have a few less than stellar moments, but he MADE it! Because even he knows how hard babies fight to survive!

(We had everyone take off their coats and un-bundle for the pictures, but most of the time we were all covered up to stay warm! See how red Finn's nose is in the leading picture???)  it was COLD!!!!)

We KILLED our team goal, and turned in over $1650 as a team, earning us the award for most money raised by a family team.

We also entered the T-shirt contest sporting the awesome shirts done for us by It's a Preemie Thing - and we won!  SO PROUD of our team shirts!

Big Sister of a 1 pound miracle, Finn's Mommy, Big Brother of a 1 pound miracle, Finn's Daddy, Finn NICU Class of 2011, Finn's Aunt, Big Sister of a 1 pound miracle, Finn's Cousin

And here are a few other pictures of our cold, grey day.  So proud of our family and the passion they have for the March of Dimes. 

And now, we begin our reign as Ambassador Family!

1 comment:

  1. That awesome Betsey! I cannot imagine better ambassadors-
    <3 Melissa